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Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
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The Girl And Her Trust directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It is a remake of an earlier film, The Lonedale Operator but by this time Griffith had learned a great deal about the making of movies. The picture has close-ups, and ironic cutting. Te see the words, "Nothing ever happens here" and then cut to the tramps under the platform. But toward the end he cuts between a train and a hand car and to build suspense he actually mounts the camera on a vehicle racing along the road and on the...
Topics: silents, Griffith. railroad, telegraph
Classic TV
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eye 3,830
favorite 7
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Lee Bowman plays a detective who works undercover for a Motel Association in Miami Beach, Florida. In this episode, he seeks to solve the on-air murder of a disk jockey (played by a young Larry King) who refused to go along with a payola scheme. Air Date: January 23, 1961 (Episode 1) Quality of episode: not great, but watchable
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Topics: classic tv, Larry King, Rocky Graziano
Silent Films
by D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,835
favorite 5
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This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come...
Topics: Griffith, silents
The Video Cellar Collection
movies
eye 6,369
favorite 13
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Buster Keaton, Margret Hamilton, Billy Gilbert and Alan Mowbray star in this parody of melodrama.
Topics: Buster Keaton, Margaret Hamilton, Billy Girlbert, Alan Mowbray, Parody, Melodrama
Silent Films
by D W Griffith
movies
eye 3,960
favorite 9
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The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Prelinger Archives
movies
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favorite 19
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Shows how an 11-year old boy and his brothers share each other's interests and activities. Shows projects such as building a tree house, baking cookies and coloring Easter eggs. Suggests the character-building value of experimenting, creating and doing a job well.
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Topic: need keyword
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 27,392
favorite 15
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Taken from the IMDB: Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's slow-witted pal Hank into a bald zombie, which she names Igor.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Horror, comedy, Frankenstein, monster, public domain, feature length movie
Feature Films
by Victor Saville
movies
eye 16,971
favorite 26
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Comedy, Romance, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Press, Dog, Journalism, Newspaper, Reporter, Politician
Feature Films
movies
eye 22,423
favorite 24
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Alice Kendall is part of the social elite, and her mother has spent a fortune giving her luxuries. When Alice marrries Fred Garlan her mother wishes him luck as he will need it. Alice wants a new sable coat but Fred can't afford it. When she shows up with a coat, suspicions start to fly. Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Owen Moore, Dorothy Christy, Jameson Thomas, Gwen Lee, Robert Agnew,...
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 19,689
favorite 23
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How the Ironrite automatic ironing machine makes the life of the housewife much easier.
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Topics: Home economics: Laundry, Occupations: Housework, Appliances: Sales
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 17,170
favorite 19
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Sponsored film from Swift and Company about how to accurately carve meat. 0657 PA8663 Carving Magic 16 Eastman comp RP
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Consumerism, Food Industry: Meat
The Video Cellar Collection
movies
eye 10,633
favorite 23
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James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, James Dean, Eddie Albert, Natalie Wood, Ronald Reagan
Classic TV
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Peter Lorre plays a recently released criminal mastermind who has hatched a plot to get even with the criminologist who sent him to prison. Aired: January 14, 1961
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Topics: classic tv, Peter Lorre, checkmate, private detective
Feature Films
by Edward Heite, Ron Miller
movies
eye 36,731
favorite 33
comment 10
Eddy Crane (Tony Travis) is a newly discovered singer who must choose between his gang or becoming a professional singer.
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Topic: crime, drama
Film Noir
movies
eye 44,375
favorite 33
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Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here.
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Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edgar Peterson
movies
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favorite 31
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Classic Season 1 Episode of CBS's live CLIMAX! drama program. This is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hosted by Bill Lundigan, this episode was originally aired on 28 July 1955 (Season 1 Episode 34). The story was adapted for television by Gore Vidal. This is a complete kinoscope recording. All advertisments, studio ids, ad-caps, etc are present. This is the full 60 mins program, not the edited 45 minute video version. This...
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Horror, Michael Rennie, Cedric Hardwicke, Gore Vidal, Jerry Goldsmith, William...
Comedy Films
by E.M. Glucksman
movies
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Cab Calloway plays himself in a plot about jealousy, night clubs, and gangsters.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: Musical
Comedy Films
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A comedy about many women in Hollywood who try to get noticed at Tom Breneman's popular radio show Breakfast in Hollywood. - Release Date: 02/26/1946 Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Tom Breneman, Bonita Granville, Beulah Bondi, Edward Ryan, Raymond Walburn, Billie Burke, Zasu...
Comedy Films
movies
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favorite 32
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The bride's mother is swindled out of her money and the groom's father cooks up a scheme to make things right. Mystic Nights Videos
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Pola Negri, Dennis O'Keefe, Billie Burke, Walter Kingsford, Barton...
Feature Films
by Noel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, and Herbert Smith
movies
eye 98,853
favorite 27
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Based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten's destroyer, the film unfolds in flashback as survivors cling to a dinghy, and interweaves the history of their ship with the onshore lives of her crew. Hope someone uploads a better copy! Noel Coward produced, wrote the screenplay, composed the score, and starred as Captain Edward Kinross. Coward also officially codirected, though he handed the reigns to David Lean (his directorial debut). Also stars: John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Kay...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: War, WWII, WW2, Drama, Propaganda
Film Noir
by Jack M. Warner
movies
eye 37,931
favorite 26
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Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive , as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: drama, film noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco
Sci-Fi / Horror
by Bert I. Gordon
movies
eye 48,843
favorite 39
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Prelinger Archive Mashups
by Charles Keating
movies
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favorite 40
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Outstanding news reporter George Putnam, star of the Prelinger Archives classic "Perversion for Profit", shares his true feelings about pornography in this heart-felt appeal to the public.
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Topics: pornography, propaganda, parody
Prelinger Archives
by Reed (Roland) Productions
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Fashions for sport and evening wear, all made from Bemberg rayon. Narration: Muriel Evans. Photography: William Steiner. Art Director: Alfred Pan(?). Sound Engineer: Walter Hicks. Production Manager: S.E. Harrison. With Dorothy Fa(?) (Carol); Francis Goodwin (Jane); Ruth Bra(?) (Alice); Ann Rountree (Gloria); Marjorie Hawthorne (Patsy); Bette Miller (Martha); Helen Dillard. Fashion Director: Tobe. In Technicolor.
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Topics: Fashion, Synthetics, Models
Comedy Films
movies
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favorite 46
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Pre-code fun with Edward Everett Horton.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Laura La Plante, Patsy Ruth Miller
Film Noir
by Ben Stoloff
movies
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favorite 45
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1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton , who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948), The crooked way (1949), Reign of Terror (1949) and The big combo (1955). IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040829/ Two years after the accidental death of her husband, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) is trying to put her life back together and move forward. However, strange...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, John Alton, Film Noir
Sci-Fi / Horror
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favorite 42
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NOTE: THIS FILM IS SEPARATED INTO 7 FILES. Virus (復活の日, Fukkatsu no hi) is an 1980 film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is in public domain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_%281980_film%29. Most of the film is in English but for the Japanese scenes, subtitles are present on subtitle 'Track1' (VLC), not burned in, note: you have to turn subtitles on, they are not defaulted. All files were ripped directly and not reformatted, '.vob' extensions merely changed to '.mpg',...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: virus, kinji fukasaku, japanese, japanese film, japanese movie, sonny chiba
Feature Films
by B. Lawrence Price, Jr.
movies
eye 43,267
favorite 47
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AKA One Way Ticket to Hell Pert and pretty high school teen Cassandra Leigh (Barbara Marks) opts for the easy life of a pot-smoking biker in order to avoid the demands of her neurotic career mom (Lucille Price). When Cassandra's grades slip and her college plans fall by the wayside, she marries a love-smitten high school swain (Robert Norman). The devotion of her husband bores the young bride: she looks up her old thrill-seeking buddies and splits from home.
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Topics: Semidocumentary, Drama, Crime
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 32,223
favorite 62
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A young man sketches a generic human (ÂMr. ManÂ) who takes us back through history to show us how humans developed a need to communicate and the devices to do so. Then shows us how telephones enable the modern mid-Sixties world. Part-animated by the master John Hubley. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Educational Research and Story: W.H. Schneider. Animation: John Hubley. With Wright King (Uncle Bill); Pat Cardi (Jimmy); Pam Ferden (Susie); Richard Webb (Police Captain).
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Animation, 1960s
Film Noir
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favorite 55
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A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, Mystic Nights Videos
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 126,243
favorite 60
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A scientist, a reporter and a repairman are accidentally transported to a prehistoric world in a parallel universe when they fall into the beam of the experiment during an earthquake aftershock. PD - Prisoners Of The Lost Universe (1983) Invalid Notice. Not Reg'd Within 5 Yrs. http://www.archive.org/post/285670/are-these-public-domain Mystic Nights Videos
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Topics: Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz, John Saxon, Prehistoric, Mystic Nights Videos
The Video Cellar Collection
movies
eye 36,039
favorite 36
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Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip".
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
Feature Films
by Bryan Foy
movies
eye 60,104
favorite 40
comment 5
A former burlesque queen needs to acquire some culture to give herself some legitimacy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Romance
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 43,855
favorite 42
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A television commercial for Newport cigarettes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: commercial
Film Noir
by Boo
movies
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favorite 64
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...
Silent Films
movies
eye 59,012
favorite 71
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Lensed in an eerily abandoned Paris in 1915, Louis Feuillade's stark chapterplay LES VAMPIRES is a grim and powerful work which is worlds apart from the later glitz and polish of the golden age serials produced by the American studios. It should be noted that serials were nothing new at this point in time. Formative efforts such as THE PERILS OF PAULINE had already established the appeal of these generally inexpensive actioners, with their bizarre twists and inventive death traps. The emphasis...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: dwid hellion, Les Vampires, Louis Feuillade, horror, silent film, edward gorey, paris cinema
Feature Films
by Arthur Freed
movies
eye 99,562
favorite 71
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Musical biopic on the career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern. Starring June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: musical, biopic, Jerome Kern, June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena...
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 108,161
favorite 79
comment 16
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Horror, Mystery
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 49,756
favorite 74
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Perhaps one of the most disturbing films in the Prelinger collection. Do you really want to see your meat being prepared?
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Topics: Food industry: Meat production, Minnesota (History and culture), Animals: Pigs
Prelinger Archives
by Technicolor Corporation
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favorite 77
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Film promoting use of Technicolor process to industrial film producers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Motion pictures: History, Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Industrial
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 25,932
favorite 66
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How professional models (and new automobiles) are photographed.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Gender roles, Automobiles: Advertising, Media: Photography
Prelinger Archives
by Audio Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 32,457
favorite 77
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Chemistry gives birth to new synthetics benefitting women, in this case sheer stockings.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Fashion, Synthetics, Gender roles
Sci-Fi / Horror
by George King
movies
eye 78,445
favorite 76
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A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money. IMDb
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Topics: Crime, Horror
Comedy Films
by Rodger Corman
movies
eye 262,930
favorite 106
comment 12
Roger Corman classic about a nerdy flowershop clerk who grows a giant, man-eating plant. Jack Nicholson makes his film debut as a dental patient who loves pain.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: Rodger Corman, horror, black comedy, Jack Nicholson
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 44,030
favorite 110
comment 12
Early technology to enable the channel-surfer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Media: Television
The Video Cellar Collection
by Larry Buchanan
movies
eye 196,514
favorite 103
comment 9
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sci-Fi, Aliens, Larry Buchanan, Post - Apocalyptic
Film Noir
movies
eye 206,342
favorite 82
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The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB ! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 39,174
favorite 104
comment 16
0723 PA8996 Gags and Gals
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Prelinger Archives
by Affiliated Film Producers
movies
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favorite 108
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Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
Comedy Films
by Alfred Zeisler, Robert Garrett, Otto Klement
movies
eye 277,635
favorite 108
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Cary Grant plays Earnest Bliss a rich socialite who makes a bet with his doctor that he can make a living for one year using none of his current wealth.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Film Noir
by Edward Small
movies
eye 109,707
favorite 90
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Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to a Mexican resort, decides to look for the men who set him up and get revenge.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edward D Wood Jr
movies
eye 88,940
favorite 82
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Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
favoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 58,906
favorite 103
comment 9
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
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favorite 147
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Delightful musical made to promote color telephones as a decorator accessory in the home.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Consumerism, Houses and homes
Sci-Fi / Horror
movies
eye 434,298
favorite 121
comment 17
You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topics: Sci-Fi, pdmovies
Film Noir
movies
eye 213,319
favorite 115
comment 25
    How's that for a title? Lawyer Raymond Burr (seeming very much like Perry Mason) brilliantly defends Angela Lansbury, who seems certain to be found guilty of murdering her husband, who was Burr's best friend! Instead of spoiling it for you, I'll just say that a couple of surprises lie ahead for him. It's a wonder this film was allowed to become p.d. Don't miss it. Also appearing are Dick Foran, John Dehner, Lamont Johnson, and Denver Pyle. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...
Silent Films
by Adolph Zukor
movies
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John Barrymore stars in the renowned silent adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic about a Victorian scientist who turns himself into a murderous abomination.
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Topics: John Barrymore monster Victorian horror, pdmovies
Feature Films
by Arthur Freed
movies
eye 401,451
favorite 126
comment 10
Brother and sister dancing duo Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) travel to merry old England. There, against the backdrop of the impending wedding of royals, they go about the usual comedic pursuit of love. This film is probably most memorable for Astaire's dream sequence that has him dancing on the ceiling. The source is not of the best quality, with analog artifacts and blownout color. For more info on this film see its IMDB.com entry .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: musical, comedy, dance
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
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favorite 140
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Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: Cold War, Communism
Prelinger Archives
by Marshall (Mel)
movies
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favorite 148
comment 14
Dark vision of drug use and its effect on American youth.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Youth culture, Social issues: 1960s
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang, Walter Wanger
movies
eye 368,911
favorite 211
comment 29
German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 111,493
favorite 203
comment 30
Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 83,294
favorite 190
comment 15
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
Prelinger Archives
by Various
movies
eye 258,221
favorite 238
comment 13
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
Comedy Films
movies
eye 1.1M
favorite 327
comment 28
Hilarious romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Russell is rough and tumble reporter looking to get out of the news racket by marrying and becoming a house wife after her divorce from newspaper publisher Grant. Just when she is about to leave town with her husband-to-be the still lovesick Grant drafts her to cover one final breaking news sensation. Along with plenty of laughs and fast paced dialog this film provides a witty and cynical look at news business. There is a...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: romance, comedy
Prelinger Archives
by Sutherland (John) Productions
movies
eye 210,050
favorite 287
comment 25
In this corporate-sponsored cartoon, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topics: Economics, Oil industry, Advertising: Animation
Sci-Fi / Horror
by Norman D. Wells
movies
eye 833,471
favorite 392
comment 22
A team of astronauts crashes on the surface of Venus. Accompanied by their robot, they explore the surface and end up destroying the Venusian God. This film is also known as "The Gill Women" and "The Gill Women of Venus". This film began life as a Soviet-produced work. An American producer then added some new footage and changed the credits to hide the film's Soviet origin. The original film, "Planeta Bur", is also known as "Cosmonauts on Venus",...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )
Topics: 1960s, Soviet, space, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Leo C. Popkin
movies
eye 408,669
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D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police...
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Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies